From: Steve Richter <srichter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Behalf Of Leif Svalgaard
> >...there may be other reasons for not
> >opening up the system:  "security by obscurity". 
> 
> Are Windows and Linux also a security house of cards?  
> If so, why is it very important that an open source os400 would be too?
> 

Well, Windows seems to be. Linux not necessarily.
You misunderstood me: it is not that the property of being
"open" makes a system insecure. In fact, I'll argue that
being open is a prerequisite for being truly secure.

It is just that the particular architecture of the AS/400
makes it impossible to be at the same time open and secure.



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